Flag Bearers Needed

Ohio Senior Olympics is looking for two athletes to represent Ohio during the Celebration of Athletes at the 2017 National Senior Games, presented by Humana. The two chosen athletes will carry the Ohio flag and the Ohio sign, and lead the Ohio contingent during the Parade of Athletes.

The Celebration of Athletes will take place Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Legacy Arena at the BJCC. Athletes will stage in the courtyard of the BJCC (volunteers will direct athletes to the correct staging location) starting at 6:15-6:30 p.m. The BJCC is the Convention Center in downtown Birmingham.

Athletes who are willing to participate must commit to being at the Convention Center on Friday, June 9 no later than 6:15 pm. Please check your competition schedule to make sure you will be available before you send your name in for consideration.

If you are interested and available, please send your name, age, sport, e-mail address, cell phone number and a short description of why you should be selected to: ohiosrolympics@gmail.com by 5 pm on Friday, May 12th, 2017.

Preference will be given to athletes who have NOT been selected previously for this role.

The selected athletes will be notified by e-mail. Staff at the National Senior Games Association will contact you directly to provide additional information about your participation.

All athletes are welcome to participate in the Parade of Athletes during the Celebration of Athletes. Please wear your t-shirt from the state games last year (the cool one with your name on it) for the parade and celebration.

Good luck.